TOP SPORTING EVENTS: DECEMBER 26-JANUARY 4
Eight teams square off today (Sat., Dec. 26) at the start of the Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament at Santa Barbara High’s J.R. Richards Gym. The tournament will continue Monday through Wednesday, with games at 2:30, 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. each day. The first three days consist of round-robin play in two separate pools that will determine the final matchups Wednesday. San Marcos and Santa Barbara are in opposite pools. Daily admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Westmont College will host teams from Iowa, Pennsylvania and Nebraska in the 34th annual Tom Byron Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Saturday, December 26
High school boys basketball Santa Barbara Holiday Classic: San Marcos vs. Agoura, 2:30 p.m.; Santa Barbara vs. Northwood, 4 p.m.; Troy vs. Pacific Palisades, 5:30 p.m.; Clovis West vs. Burroughs Burbank, 7 p.m..
Monday, December 28
High school boys basketball Santa Barbara Holiday Classic: Northwood vs. Pacific Palisades, 2:30 p.m.; Agoura vs. Burroughs Burbank, 4 p.m.; San Marcos vs. Clovis West, 5:30 p.m.; Santa Barbara vs. Troy, 7 p.m..
College men’s basketball UCSB vs. Furman at Berkeley Golden Bear Classic, 5 p.m.
College women’s basketball UCSB at Idaho, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 29
High school boys basketball Santa Barbara Holiday Classic: Troy vs. Northwood, 2:30 p.m.; Santa Barbara vs. Pacific Palisades, 4 p.m.; Clovis West vs. Agoura, 5:30 p.m.; San Marcos vs. Burroughs Burbank, 7 p.m.
High school girls soccer Harvard-Westlake at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.
College men’s basketball Tom Byron Classic at Westmont: Central (Iowa) vs. Westminster (Pa.), 5:30 p.m.; Concordia (Neb.) vs. Westmont, 7:30 p.m.; UCSB at Berkeley Golden Bear Classic.
College women’s basketball Westmont vs. Trinity International (Ill.) at Riverside, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30
High school boys basketball Santa Barbara Holiday Classic: 7th place, 2:30 p.m.; 5th place, 4 p.m.; 3rd place, 5:30 p.m.; Championship, 7 p.m.
College men’s basketball Tom Byron Classic at Westmont: Consolation game, 5:30 p.m.; Championship game, 7:30 p.m.
College women’s basketball UCSB at Gonzaga, 6 p.m.; Westmont vs. Michigan-Dearborn at Riverside, 6 p.m.
Friday, January 1
Running Resolution Day 5K & 10K Runs, Palm Park, 8 a.m. Sign-up information.
Rugby International exhibition matches, UCSB Harder Stadium, 1 & 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 2
College women’s basketball UC Irvine at UCSB, Thunderdome, 2 p.m.; Westmont at San Diego Christian, 5:30 p.m.
College men’s basketball UCSB at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.; Westmont at San Diego Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 3
Rugby International exhibition matches, UCSB Harder Stadium, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Monday, January 4
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Cafe, 12 p.m.
College men’s basketball UCSB at UC Riverside, 7 p.m.